Coronavirus: 777 new cases and seven further deaths in Ireland

Cheryl Sanders
October 24, 2020

That statement was confirmed Friday, when the state set a single-day record for the number of new COVID-19 cases being reported.

The Ellis County Health Department on Friday reported the average number of new coronavirus cases per day in the last seven days again fell from 11 on Wednesday to 10 on Friday.

"We know that the current increase is something that is concerning for many people, and we are continuing to monitor it, and determine what may need to be done to protect Pennsylvanians", said Nate Wardle, Department of Heath press secretary.

The Department of Health has stated it is seeing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds, noting there are more cases in younger age groups than in those ages 50 to 64 as well as those 65 and older.

The 14-day moving average test positivity rate for Douglas County on October 22.

He added that the HSE had done a "very significant job" in putting the system in place and that the "best defence against transmission of the disease" was people's individual behaviour.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 25,122 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,455 cases among employees, for a total of 30,577 at 1,039 distinct facilities in62 counties. Because of delayed test results, total cases might include cases prior to the previous reporting period, so the figures might not necessarily correspond.

In the USA, more than 8.3 million cases have been reported and more than 222,000 people have died as of Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University data. There have been 1,228 recoveries and nine COVID-19 related deaths to date.

There are 1,068 patients hospitalized for covid-19 with 122 of them using ventilators.

The Covid-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community. Out of our total deaths, 5,699 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

There were five further deaths and an additional 1,252 new cases of the virus confirmed on the island of Ireland today in the North.

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